Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s

Eagle Scout Project:
Bake Sale Fundraiser

Rectory Office:
Summer Hours

Rectory Office Summer Hours
Now Through Labor Day

Mon-Thurs:  9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Saturday, Sunday:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Please note the shortened hours on Fridays if you need to secure keys for any event occurring on Friday evenings.

Next Evening of
Peace and Friendship

Come join us for a relaxed evening all about exploring God’s Word in community. We’ll read the upcoming Sunday Scripture, spend some time discussing, and finish the evening with conversation and friendship over Wine/Beer/Cheese/dessert… It’s a terrific opportunity for parish acquaintances to become friends, a place for ministries to network, an occasion for the peace of God to come into our lives.

Next Gathering: Tuesday, Sept. 12
7:30 PM – Parish Center

It’s open to all St. Peter’s parishioners & friends. You can come as often you wish… There’s no-commitment and nothing to join. Please RSVP and let us know you are coming so we can prepare.

2017:

Tuesdays:
Sept. 12
Oct. 10
Nov. 14
Advent Gatherings (Chapel)
Nov. 28
Dec. 5
Dec. 12
Dec. 19


2018
Jan. 9

Feb. 13

Lenten Gatherings (Chapel)
Feb. 20
Feb. 27
Mar. 6
Mar. 13
Mar. 20


Apr. 10

May 8
June 12

 

Ushers Needed for 5:30,
8:00 and 12:30 Masses

You might not notice them, but Ushers perform important functions at Sunday Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Ushers are needed for the 5:30 PM, 8:00 AM, and 12:30 PM weekend masses.

If you would like to serve, please see one of the ushers before Mass begins. For further information, please contact Deacon Paul Kazanecki at pkazanecki@saint-peter.org or leave a message at 201-261-3366.

 

Catholic Divorce
Healing Program

St. Peter’s is pleased to announce the return of an exciting program for men and women who have suffered from divorce. The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide is a 12-week program featuring 30-minute DVD sessions each week that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single — and much more. Whether you were divorced ten days ago or ten years ago, the program offers valuable insight for everyone. Contact Colleen Haerle or Kathy LaMere at colirishgirl@aol.com.

 

Parish
Carnival

50/50 Raffle Tickets will be on sale after all masses beginning the weekend of August 19/20 and have also been sent home to every parish household. Only 1000 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $25 each, with 3 fabulous prizes.

Ride Tickets will be on sale for $25.00/sheet after all masses and in the rectory throughout the week beginning the weekend of August 19/20. 

Volunteers Needed! Please consider taking a shift to support this parish fundraiser. Sign up by clicking the button below, or call the rectory if you need help signing up.

Giving to St. Peter’s
with AmazonSmile

St. Peter’s Church has joined the AmazonSmile donation program, making something you already do — shop at Amazon — another way to support our Church.

It’s simple: Go to smile.amazon.com. You will be prompted to select an organization from over 1 million eligible 501(c)(3) charities. Search for St. Peter the Apostle Parish River Edge, make your selection, and AmazonSmile will remember your selection every time you shop from smile.Amazon.com.

You will find the same selection and prices at smile.Amazon.com, but when making your purchases through this donation portal, the AmazoneSmile Foundation will automatically donate 0.5% of your purchases to St. Peter’s. Your account information, login, history — all things Amazon-related — stay exactly the same.

More detailed information can be found on the AmazonSmile program information page at https://smile.amazon.com/about.

Help the Homeless:
Commuter Bag Program

YOU CAN HELP THE HOMELESS

Olivia Dunleavy has started a Commuter Bag program to help the homeless. The program consists of volunteers to take goody bags on their way to work/travels to pass out to homeless.

There are two ways to help:

  1. Sign up to deliver the bags to the homeless. Commuter Bags will be preassembled and distributed to volunteers on a regular basis as volunteers prefer.
  2. Make donations for the bags, such as travel sized toiletry items, water bottles, small healthy snack, new or gently used socks, small towels/hand cloths or $5.00 McDonald’s gift cards, etc.

There is a collection box in the Saint Peter’s Gathering Space and at the River Edge Public Library. If you have any questions, or would like to sign up to take a bag, please contact Olivia Dunleavy at 03ohdlvmzk@ gmail.com, (201) 265-9455, or text: (201) 983–7861. Thank You!

Thursday Evening
Prayer Opportunity

Prayer Opportunity
Every Thursday Evening

Looking for a different way to pray? Join us every Thursday at 7:30 PM in the Chapel to pray Evening Prayer and break open the Sunday Gospel. All are welcome!!

Materials are provided: One-time registration using the form below, or call the rectory (201) 261-3366 and leave a message for Deacon Ed Bowen to let him know you’re coming.

Pilgrim
Statue of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

Two statues are available every week through the end of 2017.  Pick up a statue at the rectory on Sunday (between 9:00 and 12:00) to pray with Mary throughout the week, and return it the following Sunday.

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Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
Saturday:
5:30 PM

Sunday:
8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Daily
Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of
Reconciliation

Saturday:
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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Ongoing

St. Peter's Youth Group

Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room

St. Peter's Singles Support Group

St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
7:30 PM
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room

All are welcome!

In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:
www.support-group-nj.com

St. Peter's MOMs Group

MOMS Group
Weekly on Thursdays
September to June
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)

All are welcome!

Project Linus

Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.

Any question, email:
carols713@yahoo.com

St. Peter's Quilters

The quilters meet weekly in the Parish Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Fall and Spring (announced in the bulletin). All are welcome. We will find a job for everyone and will teach you our skills. The finished quilts are donated to the homeless teens at Covenant House in Newark. For more info call Marge Haggerty 201-262-0389 or email margity@verizon.net

Outside St. Peter’s

Police Reserves Needs Volunteers

Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves

Make a difference; give us your time and talent!

The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers.  The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community.  The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.

Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.

Knights of Columbus Membership

The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email: kofcriveredge@gmail.com, or on our website: www.kofcriveredge.com for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!

LIONS Needed!

The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations).  The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes.  “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”  Please join in helping others.  The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June.  Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.

Bergen Volunteers Needed

The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience.  Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website (www.bergenvolunteers.org) lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.

Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.

Request for Hospice Volunteers

Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.

Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of one year. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals.

For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-967-4313 or kiplifesourcehospice@gmail.com

Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed

Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.

Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed

The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.

St. Peter Academy News

Adopt-A-Student Fund

Give the Gift of a Catholic Education

A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.

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